Lecture 13 - Literary Vampire in the 18th & 19th Century

Destructive stalk virginal victims virginal victims

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Unformatted text preview: talian Scene from The Italian Anne Radcliffe (1797) Gothic Villains Vill Villains are obsessive, destructive Stalk virginal victims virginal victims Force victims to submit to their will Destroy their purity, sanity th Gothic as “Domesticated Horror” “D Supernatural often explained away Rationalistic endings endings Not a full break with Enlightenment The Gothic and its Impact on The Gothic and its Impact on Society Criticized for “subverting morals” Pictures of social disintegration of social disintegration Virtue yielding to vice Reason to desire to desire Law to tyranny Embodied fears of society The Gothic and its Impact on The Gothic and its Impact on Society Attempts to deal with uncertainties Rationalism replacing religion replacing religion Urbanization and technology Ri Rise of a powerful middle class The Gothic and its Impact on The Gothic and its Impact on Society Anxieties of the new middle class Malevolent aristocrats aristocrats Usurpation of property Att Attacks on domestic virtues The Gothic and its Impact on The Gothic and its Impact on Society Reaffirm social norms by contrast Light and reason win out and reason win out Present (“progress”) shown as better than past past (“continuity”) The Romantic Movement Th Approximately 1770s–1840s Poetry, Music, Art Music Art Parallel to the Gothic Novel Ab Absorbed aspects of Gothic The Romantic Movement Th Abandoned Reason Valued intensity of emotion intensity of emotion The Raft of the Medusa The...
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